[fatherless generation] closing thoughts from @johnsowers

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April 22, 2011

[serialposts]Thank you Dan (and the BibleDude.net community),

It is humbling and encouraging to see the response to the book. I am grateful for this project – and hope that all of us will become advocates for it’s message.

The fatherless story is written into the heart of our generation, read in our blogs, seen in our movies, heard in our songs. It is a story of grief and pain, rejection and self-destruction. A story that desperately needs to be heard.

Until we begin seeing the narrative for what it is, it’s destructive cycle will inevitably continue. This issue really needs and deserves a hearing, and I pray it will continue to be shouted from the rooftops.

My purpose in writing the book is transference. I pray the reader is horrified and disturbed. Disturbed enough to share the pain and “hurt with” a generation. This is the root of compassion. I also pray that our shared hurt will awaken and stir us to action.

I am grateful for the writers of this blog project and for the readers of the book. I hope for a great commissioning – that all of us will stand and act for the fatherless. In a day where the best-selling books are self-help, fiction, or fickle controversy, I pray that the story of the fatherless generation will get a fair hearing.

– John Sowers

Editor’s Note: Check out this video of John at the recent Idea Camp conference on Adoption and Orphan Care

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  1. Gary Taylor

    The comment by John prodded me to focus on this challenge in my own book in the making (Generational Fathering). The notion of “fatherlessness” is not just a statistic, it is imprinted into our (American? Global?) DNA. We need mutants.

    • @bibledude

      I love that idea about being mutants… I firmly believe that as followers of the most Creative Being in the universe, we should be creative in how we deal with the problems of society… we SHOULD look different…

      Good stuff dude!


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